Sunday, November 30, 2014

Funds started training on vegetable gardening


Bahay Kubo Vegetable Gardeners October 11, 2014

2011 National Nutrition Survey reported that 23% of Filipino kids claimed to be food insecure. 5 out of 10 are suffering from malnutrition. Nationwide more than 3 million of them are suffering from this health problem.

Moreover, climate change affects all four dimensions of food security: 1. availability, 2. accessibility, 3. utilization and 4. stability. The challenge now is to identify a pathway to achieving food security in the context of climate change. This demands major interventions at local level.

ARALPINOY.ORG INC (a.k.a. Aral Pinoy) is committed to feed 3,000 malnourished Filipino children both from Cavite and Lipa by helping their parents to cultivate sustainable gardening system to address household food security that provides micro-nutrient-rich and fresh vegetables for a year.

Aral Pinoy (Education Philippines) donors, through GlobalGiving, have displayed their generosity to help poor Filipino household to feed its members with fresh vegetables. This project started accepting donations on September 01, 2014 and after a month we received $505.00 from four donors.

We need to raise $5,000.00 to feed 3,000 poor Filipino children with fresh vegetables, but we had already made our first disbursement on the ground so that your $505.00 could immediately begin to provide help to the parents of these poor Filipino children.


Bahay Kubo Vegetable Gardeners October 12, 2014

On October 11 and 12, 2014, Aral Pinoy (Education Philippines) organized a two-day FREE hands-on seminar/training on sustainable vegetable gardening system among 30 parents to produce micro-nutrient-rich and fresh vegetables. It is an actual demo, hands-on experience and guided supervision on how to cultivate in a 50sqm lot the 18 vegetables found in a popular Filipino folk song "Bahay Kubo" (Nipa Hut): Singkamas, Talong, Sigarilyas, Mani, Sitaw, Bataw, Patani, Kundol, Patola, Upo, Kalabasa, Labanos, Mustasa, Sibuyas, Kamatis, Bawang, Luya, Linga.


Bahay Kubo Vegetable Garden October 12, 2014

With as little as $5 USD (₱250 PHP) you can help provide 18 kinds of fresh vegetables to one poor Filipino household and save their lives. Please continue to support, volunteer and donate: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/18154/

We will keep you updated on how your donations are being used in the coming months.

Thank you again for your generosity.


Bahay Kubo Vegetable Garden October 26, 2014


Bahay Kubo Vegetable Garden November 16, 2014


Bahay Kubo Vegetable Garden November 30, 2014



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Feed 3,000 Poor Filipino Kids with Fresh Vegetables

Summary
2011 National Nutrition Survey reported that 23% of Filipino kids claimed to be food insecure. 5 out of 10 are suffering from malnutrition. Nationwide more than 3 million of them are suffering from this health problem. To 3,000 malnourished Filipino kids from Cavite and Lipa, Aral Pinoy (Education Philippines) will help their parents to cultivate sustainable gardening system to address household food security by providing them micro-nutrient-rich and fresh vegetables for a year.


What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In spite of all the national government's efforts today, there is still a need to come up with stronger local household-led initiatives and concrete action to address food insecurity. A Filipino household consists of five members. However, many parents from the households of Cavite and Lipa in rural areas have no financial means to cultivate sustainable vegetable garden.


How will this project solve this problem?
Aral Pinoy will organize a FREE hands-on seminar on sustainable vegetable gardening system among 100 gardeners/parents to produce micro-nutrient-rich and fresh vegetables. It is an actual demo, hands-on experience and guided supervision on how to cultivate in a 50sqm lot the 18 vegetables found in a popular Filipino folk song "Bahay Kubo" (Nipa Hut): Singkamas, Talong, Sigarilyas, Mani, Sitaw, Bataw, Patani, Kundol, Patola, Upo, Kalabasa, Labanos, Mustasa, Sibuyas, Kamatis, Bawang, Luya, Linga.

Potential Long Term Impact
The bigger goal is not only to make one Filipino household less hungry but to end hunger for all Filipinos. Through quality EDUCATION, life-giving RELATIONSHIPS and being true FILIPINO, this project ensures that the 100 gardeners/parents cultivate sustainable vegetable garden to address household food security, improve access to a variety of micro-nutrient-rich and fresh vegetables and generate income to improve the quality of life and livelihood specially among those in rural areas.

This project has started accepting donations on Monday, September 01, 2014.

DONATE HERE: 

http://www.globalgiving.org/18154


Antonio Levy S. Ingles, Jr., Ph.D.
Educator / Founder
ARALPINOY.ORG,INC.
http://www.aralpinoy.net
ingles.antonio@gmail.com
(632) 09178661006

For more information about the project and how to donate simply click the link below:
http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/feed-3000-poor-filipino-kids-w-fresh-vegetables/




Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Appledrive Project

August 30, 2014

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter serves as notification and confirmation that The Appledrive Project is the sole beneficiary of the “Mikey Bustos Balikbayan Box Concert” at the Korean Cultural Center in Toronto, Canada on November 8, 2014.

It also guarantees that AralPinoy.Org Inc., a non-stock, non-profit and non-partisan organization registered under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with registration no. CN201012580 and BIR Company Tax Identification Number (TIN): 007-842-097 of the Republic of the Philippines, is a partner-organization of The Appledrive Project, a Philippine-based private group and voluntary initiatives whose main charitable advocacy is to educate and provide Filipino children and their parents in poor communities on what they should be eating to promote health.

If further information is required about The Appledrive Project and its programs, projects, and activities, please feel free to contact us or kindly visit our websites www.theappledriveproject.com or www.aralpinoy.net


Sincerely,

(Sgd) Romeo Garcia, Jr.
Advocate – The Appledrive Project
appleboyrj@yahoo.com

(Sgd) Antonio Ingles, Jr., Ph.D.
Founder – AralPinoy.Org Inc
aralpinoy@gmail.com

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Save a TREE, Save our CounTREE

The following week after I was trained by the Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore in the Climate Reality Asia-Pacific training in Melbourne, Australia on June 25-27, 2014, I joined the "Save a TREE, Save our CounTREE Public Forum" on July 3, 2014 at Environmental Studies Institute (ESI), Miriam College organized by the COCAP, where I myself is a volunteer-member. The Concerned Citizens Advocating Philippine Environmental Sustainability (COCAP),formerly known as Concerned Citizens Against Pollution is one of the environmental movements in the Philippines which has a track record in advocating environmental policies such as Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act.

The forum was attended by Hon. Ramon Jesus P. Paje, Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Hon. Rogelio L. Singson, Secretary of Department of Public Works & Highways, Architect Felino "Jun" Palafox, Jr., Principal Architect/Urban Planner, Founder & Managing Partner at Palafox Associates and Fr Robert Reyes, The Running Priest, Social and Political Activist. TREE is the focus of this forum. Why? Because it has been the focus as well of very many communities in the past several months, as they raise their collective voice in protest against the destruction of these trees along the roads and highways all over these islands. With DPWH plans, with the consent of the DENR, it will cut more trees. 
As concerned citizens, COCAP will not keep quiet and watch helplessly as the cutting continues. The trees are lovely because they not only beautify every place they inhabit, but they also give us oxygen to breathe, food to eat, shade to cool us, water to fill our underground aquifers, protection against air pollution, erosion, flooding, and storm surges and more. A 50-year-old tree recycles Php 1.5 million worth of water, and stops the erosion of Php 1.2 million worth of soil. All the good that a tree provides us should give us a pause, this is why we expect our invited guests to enlighten us on the government policies governing trees and roads on the programs and projects they pursue.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In the tradition of the De La Salle Brothers

On June 25-27, 2014 I participated in the Climate Reality Asia-Pacific training in Melbourne, Australia. We (all the participants) were trained by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore. 

Then on June 28, 2014 I arrived in Sydney to visit a colleague, also a college-theology teacher then, but now her family is based in Glenwood, NSW 2768. She told me that her daughter graduated in Oakhill College, batch 2013. 

Oakhill College in Castle Hill is a Catholic Independent Secondary College conducted in the tradition of the De La Salle Brothers and serving the Diocese of Parramatta. "It is a College, which combines a strong academic focus with an inspiring religious education and pastoral care program. It aims to produce citizens who are sensitive and committed to spiritual values and who are able to take their place as well-rounded contributors to our society." Br Peter Ryan, fsc is the Principal of Oakhill College. Its address is 423-513 Old Northern Road Castle Hill NSW 2154 Australia. 

As an alumnus of De La Salle - University, Manila (DLSU) and also an educator at De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde, Manila I emailed Oakhill College that I intended to visit the campus and hopefully personally meet the Brothers. 

My former Chairperson in DLSU Religious Education (a graduate school), Brother Manuel Pajarillo FSC, now the  Director of the Lasallian International Center (CIL) in Rome, Italy told me that there are many Lasallian Brothers from Australia that were assigned in Philippines, like Brs. Gary Wilson, Tony Cummins, Mark McKeon, Malachy Yates, Paul Toohey, Ambrose Payne, Harry Reynolds, Gerard Rummery, John Pill.

Claire Sandercock, PA to the Deputy Principal, told me that the College is closed from June 30, 2014 to July 13, 2014 for the school holidays. She told me that she will forward my email to Br Ray, for future reference. 

On July 1, 2014, my last day in Sydney before I went back to Manila, I asked my friend's husband to bring me to Oakhill College campus. I felt proud and humbled to visit and be in a Lasallian School away from my home country. 


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Make 1,000 Poor Filipino Kids Eat Healthy Meals

We would like to sincerely appeal again for your generous online donation in behalf of 1,000 Poor Filipino Kids to Make them Eat Healthy Meals.

Five (5) out of ten (10) Filipino kids are suffering from malnutrition. Nationwide, more than 3 million of them are suffering from this health problem. To 1,000 malnourished Filipino kids aged 5 to 10 years old from Imus, Rosario, Noveleta, Trece Martires in Cavite, Aral Pinoy and The Appledrive Project will provide FREE apples, healthy and nutritionally balanced meals and vitamins, and their parents will be given hands-on training on urban container gardening (UCG) to grow their own healthy vegetables.

Aral Pinoy and The Appledrive Project ensure that for one whole year 1,000 poor Filipino children in the communities of Imus, Rosario, Noveleta, Trece Martires in Cavite, Philippines will:
(1) get FREE apples (and other fruits) for them to eat, not once but more often,
(2) receive healthy and nutritionally balanced meals and vitamins,
(3) make their parents get training on urban container gardening (UCG) to grow their own healthy vegetables, and
(4) be taught the importance of living a healthy life.

With a minimum of $15 dollars / ₱ 659 pesos we will provide 15 apples ($1 dollar each) for a poor Filipino child for 15 days. With $45 dollars / ₱ 1,975 pesos, we will provide a malnourished child 30 apples for 1 month and once a week a total of 8 balanced meals plus vitamins.

Project Name: Make 1,000 Poor Filipino Kids Eat Healthy Meals Project Id: 17217

Link to this project: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/make-1000-poor-filipino-kids-eat-healthy-meals/

If you want to use a shorter url for Twitter, SMS, or Facebook the link is: http://goto.gg/17217

We know that there are a lot of other ways you could spend the money, but you believe in our project, thus you will be making these 1,000 Poor Filipino Kids to Make them Eat Healthy Meals and learn the importance of healthy living.

Please also consider telling to your friends and family about this project by sharing the link on your blogs or social networks.

Thank you again for all your support to this cause.

With gratitude,

RJ "Appleboy" Garcia Jr
Founder. Entrepreneur. Advocate.
THE APPLEDRIVE PROJECT

Antonio Levy S. Ingles, Jr., Ph.D.
Founder. Educator.
ARALPINOY.ORG INC
Project Leader for Aral Pinoy in
GLOBALGIVING FOUNDATION

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I am blessed to be a Climate Leader

As an educator for twenty years, I am blessed to have the opportunity to listen to and learn from the experts themselves after I have been “carefully selected out of hundreds of applicants to be trained as a Climate Leader” (Letter from Mario E. Molina, Climate Reality Leadership Corps Director, The Climate Reality Project (CRP) / 05-22-14). 


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Check-A-School Program (CAS Program)

Last Saturday, April 12, I met with Dr. Emile Gozali at UCC Coffee Café - Burgos Circle (Forbes Town Center, Taguig City, 1634, Metro Manila).

He is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Global Asia Institute, National University of Singapore. Prior to that he was a Principle Budget and Management Services Specialist at the Asia Development Bank. At present he is the Principal Evaluation Specialist at Asian Development Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Economics from Cornell University (http://asiadialogue.org/experts/emile-gozali/).

The afternoon encounter was a fruitful exchange to better address the needs of improving the quality of basic education of public schools nationwide. 

Through CheckMySchool (CMS), a citizen-led ongoing social audit project endorsed by Department of Education (DepEd),  we will start with three cities, Quezon, Caloocan and Taguig through a people-participation initiatives to work hand in hand with both national and local government units (LGU's) and/or Local School Boards (LSBs). 

This community ownership drive (CO Drive) or check-a-school program (CAS Program) initially in three identified cities will be needing both its commitment and support (monetary and in-kind) to ensure sustainability and independence.




The community is both a local based community-funding and a community-effort influencing managerial planning and attaining effective education in its implementation. That same community having direct influence on our LGUs and LSBs is the beneficiary from the improvements in our public school system.

The next step is to identify CMS's representative/s to start introducing the said engagement to the LGUs and/or LSBs representative/s of the three identified cities.

While initial local funding is now under way, this will call for another meeting/s to plan on how this can be turned into reality.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Get 5,000 Poor Filipino Children To Eat Apples

We would like to sincerely appeal for your generous online donation in behalf of the 5,000 Poor Filipino Children who have never seen nor tasted apples in their life. To them an apple is just a representation of the letter A in the English alphabet they learned in school.

The Appledrive Project will provide Apples and Appleboy Comic Books to
5,000 Poor Filipino Children in Metro Manila, Pangasinan and Tacloban for them to eat apples more often and to educate them and their parents about the importance of living healthy and why they should eat apples.

With a minimum of $10 dollars / ₱ 440 pesos, the Appledrive Project will provide 10 apples for a poor Filipino child for 10 days. With $20 dollars / ₱ 880 pesos, the Appledrive Project will provide 15 apples for 1/2 month and 8 copies of Appleboy Comic Book.

Project Name: Get 5,000 Poor Filipino Children To Eat Apples Project Id: 16316

Link to this project: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/get-5000-poor-filipino-children-to-eat-apples If you want to use a shorter url for Twitter, SMS, or Facebook the link is: http://goto.gg/16316
 

We know that there are a lot of other ways you could spend the money, but you believe in our project, thus you will be making these 5,000 Poor Filipino Children eat apples and learn the importance of healthy living.

Please also consider telling to your friends and family about this project by sharing the link on your blogs or social networks. 

Thank you again for all your support to this cause.

With gratitude,

RJ "Appleboy" Garcia Jr
Founder. Entrepreneur. Advocate. 

THE APPLEDRIVE PROJECT
 

Antonio Levy S. Ingles, Jr., Ph.D. 
Founder. Educator.
ARALPINOY.ORG INC

Project Leader for Aral Pinoy in
GLOBALGIVING FOUNDATION